interstellar travel

Want the Fastest Solar Sail? Drop it Into the Sun First

A new study from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy shows how a "Sun Diver," a light sail that dives…

2 months ago

What’s the Best Way to Communicate With an Interstellar Probe When it’s Light-Years Away From Earth?

A new study by an international team of scientists addressed a major challenge with interstellar missions: how to send and…

2 months ago

Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights

A pair of linguists recently did a study, which appeared in an ESA-associated journal, that discusses how interstellar travel could…

5 months ago

How Will we Receive Signals From Interstellar Probes, Like Starshot?

A new study takes a look at the challenges of sending and receiving data over interstellar distances using tight-beam lasers

6 months ago

What is a Generation Ship?

The concept of a Generation Ship is a time-honored one, but is it the best way to send an interstellar…

9 months ago

Riding the Wave of a Supernova to Go Interstellar

A new paper by two Harvard professors explores the idea of using supernova as a means of high-speed interstellar travel…

9 months ago

What’s the Best Way to Sail From World to World? Electric Sails or Solar Sails?

A new study compares two potential means of interstellar exploration, which could have implications for both space exploration and the…

1 year ago

How Big Would a Generation Ship Need to be to Keep a Crew of 500 Alive for the Journey to Another Star?

In their latest in a series of studies concerning generation ships, the team addresses how large the ship would need…

2 years ago

Pros and Cons of Various Methods of Interstellar Travel

A new study by a UK scientists takes a look at the different means of interstellar travel, and considers the…

3 years ago

Could Magnetic Sails Slow an Interstellar Spacecraft Enough?

A new study by Professor Claudius Gros - who proposed The Genesis Project - indicates how magnetic sails could be…

3 years ago